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Find a Home in Moscow

Moscow is a beautiful city that really embodies the saying "east meets west". The architecture is absolutely stunning, as is the entirety of Russian history, so it's little wonder that the city is becoming more and more popular with ex-pats as time moves forward. Situated on the Moskva river, there's plenty of things to see and do to make life so much more exciting in Russia's metropolitan capital; so if you're thinking of making the move and would like some tips to help you find the best property, you're in the right place.


Moscow is a beautiful city that really embodies the saying “east meets west”. The architecture is absolutely stunning, as is the entirety of Russian history, so it’s little wonder  that the city is becoming more and more popular with ex-pats as time moves forward. Situated on the Moskva river, there’s plenty of things to see and do to make life so much more exciting in Russia’s metropolitan capital; so if you’re thinking of making the move and would like some tips to help you find the best property, you’re in the right place.

Find a home in Moscow

Moscow is a surprisingly easy city to actually find a home in, even if you don’t speak Russian particularly well – although it’s always a good idea to try and learn a country’s language before making the move. Many US based Real Estate online portals, and even some UK ones, have listings for properties in Moscow. It might be a good idea to take a look through some of these and gauge prices, locations and the like even before you’ve made a firm decision to move. For an agent to help you while you’re out there, there are a few – such as Beatrix.

Real Estate history in Moscow is surprisingly interesting; until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, all property was owned by the state, and privatisation only began in the early 1990s. Because of this, the Real Estate industry is a relatively new one. Despite this, to this day the industry is booming, and can offer you exciting opportunity that is perhaps only to be found in Russia.

This information from Evans gives a lot more information on the Real Estate process, where they can help and what you’ll need to do to ensure the best chance of success in procuring a property that you’ll love. There are a number of things that you’ll need to know should you decide to purchase a property in Moscow, and this page covers most of it so be sure to give it a read through.

As always, rental is easier and your main point of contact will be the owner of the property to carry out all the formalities. Of course, your Real Estate Agent is there to help you at any point you may need them, give you advice and ensure that you’re getting a fair deal on the property.

Actually finding the property itself isn’t too difficult, but demand is high as there aren’t many properties for sale and there are often people wanting the ones that are. Be sure to do your research, be patient, and be willing to negotiate with the current property owners.

Real Estate, redefined

From Los Angeles to Moscow, we at Domobase can help you find your perfect new home without any unnecessary inconvenience! All you need to do is download our app, fill in your details and link up your social media profile. Then, we’ll pass your details on to up to three first class industry professionals, who will get in contact with you and show you a fantastic portfolio of properties that are perfect for your requirements – no matter where in the world that is – how simple is that?


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.